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by Sharon Vipond

Earlier this summer we asked Guild members to tell us about their research preferences to help us better focus on the topics they found most informative, useful, and insightful. Here are the 10 most requested topics, and our plans for addressing them.

Spotlight   |   July 30, 2015
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by Joe Ganci

Over the last five years, as he has written his authoring tool reviews, Joe has watched some patterns emerge. In this anniversary column, he takes a look at what has happened, what is happening now, and what the future may bring to the tools we rely on.

Column   |   July 28, 2015
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by Carol Leaman

The workplace is changing rapidly, and the pressure on employees to learn is becoming more challenging than ever. Are we keeping up with their needs? Hear what three modern learners from different industries say about the challenges they face and how organizations can provide the best support for their knowledge and skill needs.

Feature   |   July 27, 2015
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by Ellen Wagner

With all of our professional knowledge, skills, and abilities about navigating differences, why do gender differences continue to hamper career path development? Here’s another point of view.

Spotlight   |   July 21, 2015
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by Andy Johnson, Steve Foreman, Craig Wiggins, Peter Berking

When human performance problems have their root causes in broken business processes, missing policies, inadequate standards, or poorly designed systems, training alone (including eLearning) may not be an effective solution. The Experience API can help in these cases. Here is a fictitious scenario that illustrates how to use xAPI to optimize the work environment.

Feature   |   July 20, 2015
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by Marc Rosenberg

LinkedIn, the online social media giant that focuses primarily on professional career development, communities, and networks, has acquired, an online eLearning provider that focuses on skill building. Will this marriage work from a learning perspective? Here is an examination of that question, from the point of view of eLearning managers.

Column   |   July 14, 2015
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by Jane Bozarth

Accessibility in eLearning may be something that’s just isn’t on your radar—yet. Your eLearning materials should be accessible to everyone, including those with challenges like low vision and blindness, hearing loss and deafness, learning disabilities, and mobility problems. Here is a quick rundown on things you should be addressing in your design standards, and some help getting started.

Column   |   July 7, 2015
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by Fil Arenas, Andrew Stricker

Why explore virtual learning environments? Are there benefits beyond novelty and engagement? How can these environments be practical and affordable? These are questions that the US Air Force Squadron Officer College has been pursuing for several years, and two of the faculty share some of the answers in this article.

Feature   |   July 6, 2015
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by Jann Balmer, Deb McMahon

Continuing medical education (CME) today must link a healthcare professional’s performance to improved patient outcomes. While CME is effective, it takes a more tangible link to show improved performance. Here’s one example of how the healthcare industry in Virginia is leveraging online learning to improve workflow and processes and to identify gaps and performance improvement opportunities.

Feature   |   June 29, 2015
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by News Editor

LearnBrite, a division of ExitReality, is collaborating with Curtin University Australia to develop virtual-reality learning simulations for medical students, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.

News   |   June 24, 2015
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